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First Man (2018)

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A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Director:

Damien Chazelle

Writers:

Josh Singer (screenplay by), James R. Hansen (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Gosling ... Neil Armstrong
Claire Foy ... Janet Armstrong
Jason Clarke ... Ed White
Kyle Chandler ... Deke Slayton
Corey Stoll ... Buzz Aldrin
Patrick Fugit ... Elliot See
Christopher Abbott ... Dave Scott
Ciarán Hinds ... Bob Gilruth
Olivia Hamilton ... Pat White
Pablo Schreiber ... James Lovell
Shea Whigham ... Gus Grissom
Lukas Haas ... Mike Collins
Ethan Embry ... Pete Conrad
Brian d'Arcy James ... Joe Walker
Cory Michael Smith ... Roger Chaffee
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Storyline

A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel. Written by Matthew Villella

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Experience the impossible journey to the Moon. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic content involving peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mark Armstrong and Rick Armstrong said that First Man was the most accurate portrayal of their father Neil Armstrong and their mother Janet Armstrong. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the movie, Neil is standing on the moon and a tear falls from his face. That tear reacts to normal gravity but on the moon that tear would have fallen slower. See more »

Quotes

Pat White: I've got a sorority sister with a normal life.
Janet Armstrong: Yeah?
Pat White: She married a dentist.
Janet Armstrong: A dentist? Sounds good.
Pat White: He's home by six every night. And every few months she calls to say she wishes he weren't.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, the music is replaced by radio chatter from the mission. See more »


Soundtracks

I See the Moon
Written by Meredith Willson
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Quick Review
3 January 2019 | by Alex_KladisSee all my reviews

Chazelle's new movie isn't as good as "Whiplash" and "LaLaLand" were, but it most certainly deserves your ticket money.

The biggest problem of the movie is the script, which is pretty bland and cold and typical. But the amazing performances by Ryan Gosling and most importantly the absolutely terrific Claire Foy are there to save the film.

Also, the amazing cinematography and score helps the movie to not stuck from time to time and the final 30 minutes are just the purest cinematic experience of the year.

Go out there, find the movie and watch it! It is not the best movie of the year, but it is one pretty much great!


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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,006,065, 14 October 2018

Gross USA:

$44,936,545

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,702,570
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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